Join me at Five Rod Farm, a one acre no dig market garden run by Cameron Wheeler. I met Cameron last year at one of my Open Days and then visited his farm. I will be running a no dig workshop starting with a slide show all about what's happening at Homeacres and showing how well the no dig method works. We'll break for lunch and then tour Cameron's farm where we see how no dig is working for him.
I'm coming back to the Folk Café for a talk about no dig growing. Included in the ticket price is a welcome drink and vegetarian canapé.
I invite you to a no dig day course all about how to grow abundant and healthy vegetables using this time- and soil-saving method. The team from RealVeg CSA have the ideal setting for a no dig course in the heart of Suffolk.Wakelyns is one of the longest-established and most diverse Agroforestry sites in Europe. The small land-based businesses based at Wakelyns collaborate to maximise the contribution to and from their 23 hectares. RealVeg CSA operate their no dig veg box scheme in the alleyways. The site presents one or two challenges and we will look at solutions, as well as gleaning insights into no dig generally.The focus of the day is how to grow and how to get a vegetable bed started. As a group, we'll make a no dig bed on the day. Before that I shall give a slideshow to explain the background, and methods I recommend.
An evening talk about many aspects of no dig gardening organised by the Realveg team. I use many photos of my garden in Somerset to show you how to make a no dig bed, why I put a mulch of compost on top each year and lots of other ways to get the most out of your garden. We look at composting, succession planting, inter-cropping and see the result from my trial beds at Homeacres. There will be refreshments available on the evening, no charge just a request for a donation if you wish.
Charles teaches you all about the no dig method of growing fruits and vegetables organically. This technique not only fosters healthy, vibrant crops but also prioritizes sustainability by maintaining nutrient-rich soil. Learn how No Dig gardening allows you to work in harmony with the soil, leading to robust plants and abundant yields without strenuous effort. Experience the benefits of undisturbed soil that naturally optimizes drainage, warmth, moisture retention, and crucially, carbon sequestration. (The day courses are 185 Euros per person and not £0.00 stated in this post)
Grow for Life are holding two open days at their Walled Garden. I will be there on the Saturday at 2pm and I'll be demonstrating how to create a new no dig bed. I will then be giving a talk at 4pm in the village hall which is just around the corner. Grow for Life's purpose is to nurture people so that they flourish. They provide social and therapeutic gardening sessions for people affected by low confidence, anxiety, depression or isolation. These individuals are invited to join as new gardeners. Your confirmation of your ticket purchase acts as your ticket to the talk.
From 1pm to 5pm, Homeacres will open along with other gardens in Alhampton. We will have signs all around the garden and Charles books and seed trays will be for sale. Parking will be in Haddon Wood through the entrance by the tin chapel and will be signed from the main road. Please park as directed by the marshalls. The best postcode to use to get here is BA4 6PZ. Please no parking at all in No Through Road. Programmes cost £5 (including a map of the gardens to visit) will be on sale by the Haddon Wood entrance.
I am delighted to be the festival's headline speaker and I am giving a no dig talk on both 29th and 30th June. The festival runs from 29th June to 1st July. The times of my talks are yet to be announced. The festival's website says: Head to the heartland for a weekend of learning and community! Join the Murray McMurray Hatchery team for the Midwest’s premier poultry and homesteading festival in Webster City, Iowa. Whether you’re a backyard chicken keeper, a budding homesteader, or hobby farmer, you’ll learn new skills and find valuable resources at Murray Fest Midwest. Tickets start at USD150 for the full festival.